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Maytag MDB9750Aw Dishwasher won't wash after my son used liquid dawn detergent in machine. Dishwasher fills, and drains, but doesn't proceed thru the wash cycle, and the detergent door does not open.

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  • danlinquist Nov 20, 2008

    I don't know if the solution said hand reset or hard reset, in either case how do you reset the machine.
    Thanks for your further assistance. Deborah

  • danlinquist Nov 20, 2008

    The door latch isn't the problem. The dishwasher controls light up and the tub fills, it also drains. The machine won't wash, and the detergent door doesn't open. Thanks

  • danlinquist Nov 21, 2008

    I haven't tried this solution yet, however it makes since to me. Thanks, Dan

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Sounds like the jets are blocked with the gloopy liquid detergent, you will probably have to clean them manualy or try a good few cycles with hot water to see if this removes the clog
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Hi,

When your dishwasher door has a problem, check these:

Latch The latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. If your door is easy to close but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching problem.

If the latch has worn out in a way that makes it impossible for you to close the door properly, you probably need to replace the latch.

Springs Your dishwasher has two springs that counterbalance the weight of the door. If either or both of these are broken, the door feels quite heavy and you need to replace both springs.

Hinges The hinges are important to the door closing properly. If they're bent or deformed, you probably need to replace them. Once bent, only rarely can they be straightened well enough.

Door seal If your dishwasher is new--or if you have just replaced a door seal--the door may be difficult to latch for a week or two. If the tightness persists, though, try adjusting the latch, if it's adjustable. If it's not adjustable, there's probably nothing you can do immediately. But try running the dishwasher on the highest heat cycle to help the seal conform to the door. Otherwise, the seal should compress over time.

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Have you tried hard reset .

Door is not opening indicates that there is some problem in the latch assembly .

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